Best Soil Testing and Geotechnical Investigation Company in Dhaka, Bangladesh

(We have Proudly Conducted the Sub-soil investigation of Bangabandhu Satellite Ground Station, Gazipur)

The most necessary and important part of any structure is to Test the Foundation Soils From a Best Soil Testing Company in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Building rest on underneath soil throughout it’s whole life. The structural Engineers can’t design the Structure without knowing soil bearing capacities and their physical properties. It’s impossible to pick out the acceptable sort of foundation while not soil testing. Whether a shallow foundation or a deep foundation soil test is a must. Bangladesh is in an earthquake prone area. A proper soil test from a renowned company will assure your building’s safer future.


Our Soil Test Report for Building Construction are More Accurate and Relevant in Bangladesh

We provide soil testing services to major Govt. Organization in Bangladesh like Public Works Department(PWD), Local Govt. Engineering Department(LGED), Military Engineering Services(MES), Ministry of Shipping(MOS), Dhaka Dockyard Limited etc.

Standard Penetration Test

Natural Moisture Content Test

Specific Gravity Test

Density Test

Liquid Limit Test

Direct Shear Test

Grain Size Analysis

Hydrometer Analysis

Conceptual Plan

Consolidation Test

Unconfined Compression Test

Tri-axial Shear Test

Field Compaction Test

California Bearing Ration(CBR) Test

Proctor and Modified Proctor(Compaction) Test

Swelling Pressure Test

Water Table Measuring by Piezometer Test


Top 10 Soil Test and Geotechnical Investigation Company in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Drilling Rig up to 150 Feet Capacity (5 Set)

Mud Pump (10 Nos )

Slurry Pump (5 Nos)

Marine Pontoon (1 Nos )

Casing Pipe 100m (Various Dia)

Drill Pipe 1000m (Various Dia)

Soil Sampler(Disturbed) (100 Nos )

Soil Sampler(10 Nos)

Piston 2 Nos (Various Dia)

Injector 2 Nos (Various Dia)

Auto Trip Hammer for SPT Counting (5 Nos )

Vane Shear Test Apparatus (1 Set )


Reliable Soil Test Report and Reasonable Cost Rates in Bangladesh

Microwave Oven (2 Nos)

Moisture Teller (6 Nos)

Direct Shear Test Machine(2 Nos )

Unconfined Compression Test machine(2 Nos)

Triaxial Test Apparatus (1 Nos)

Balance (6 Nos )

Field Compact Test (1 Nos)

Salinity Test Apparatus (3 Nos)

Atterberg Limit Device (2 Nos )

Hydrometer(5 Nos)

Why Soil Test for Building in Bangladesh is Important?

Geographically Bangladesh is very active Earthquake vulnerable zone. The unplanned city expansion of Dhaka enhances vulnerability more and more. The Earthquake forces imposed to the foundation of buildings. So design of foundation must be adequate to carry all gravity and lateral loads. The design of building foundation directly depends on the underneath soil condition of proposed land. That’s why knowing Soil Bearing Capacity is most important part of foundation design. Soil Testing is the only method to understand the soil properties and bearing capacity. A reputed and Best Soil Testing Company in Dhaka, Bangladesh will guide you to get the exact properties of foundation soils.

Ensures Building Safety:

Proper soil test data help to design a building foundation safely. Type of foundation and their depth directly depend on it. Before starting Structural Design, a proper soil investigation is required to know the soil properties which ultimately ensured the ultimate building safety.

Minimize Foundation Cost:

Proper and accurate soil testing reduce the building cost. Without soil test, foundation designer may imply more factor of safety in foundation designing which may occur unusual cost of building. On the other hand, if soil not capable of carrying building loads, it’s may occur total building failure.

Save Life and Property:

The total building structures stands on foundation soil. If soil bearing capacity is not adequate to carry building loads, the building may fully or partially collops. It may cause huge life risk and property loss. It is difficult to change the foundation strength of a complete building and costly task. So ensure accurate soil testing before building design.

Enhance Building Life:

Generally, a building may design for a certain services life of 80 to 100 years. If your superstructures are strong enough but foundation undergoes partial settlement or failure, it drastically impacts on your superstructures to imposed additional shear, moment and torsion. Resulting failure of buildings before it’s designed lifetime.

Prevent Building Settlement:

When a building stands on a soft soil, it must settle down after certain period of life. There are two types of settlements occur in Structures, a. Uniform Settlements b. Differential Settlements. Uniform settlements are less harmful, because the whole structures undergo to settle down uniformly. But the differential settlements are very vulnerable to any structures, as a portion of a structure settle down more than the other portion. In this case structural elements experienced additional moment, shear and torsional forces. Result in catastrophic failure of whole structure and case huge loss of property and lives. So, we should rest any time of structures in a hard layer of soil. A proper soil test and sub-soil investigation may resolve the all above issues.

Provide Ground Water Level:

Now a days, most of the high-rise buildings are consists of Two or More Basements parking. The construction of Multi basement building need deep excavation of foundation soil. The critical issues in such construction is negative pore water pressure and seepage which lead a basement construction to collapse of shore protection and side soil. Also, the negative pressure of soil is a vital issue in designing shear walls and basement slab. Accurately knowing the Ground Water Level from Soil Test Reports, a structural engineer can consider and take preventive measures against the above circumstances.

The above circumstances are very important to consider in designing a building. If you have a plan to build your dream house, please hire a Best Soil Testing Company in Dhaka, Bangladesh to conduct proper design of building, which safe your life and property.

Process of Soil Test for Building Construction in Bangladesh.

Soil Test Companies in Bangladesh follow different methods to calculate the soil bearing capacity for buildings. The widely used process in Standard Penetration Test (SPT) Method. This soil test process is very simple and cost-effective test rates for obtaining the bearing capacity of foundation soils. The whole process of SPT methods are described below.

Site preparation:

This is first step, while you are thinking for conduction geotechnical investigation at your proposed site. Existing old structures to be demolished and properly cleaned before starting works. If complete demolition not possible, then an open space of 5 feet by 5 feet to be created for placing soil test rig and tripods. Water requirement is a very essential pre-requisite during soli exploration. So nearby source of water selection is also a vital part of whole process. Any RCC floor found under in the boring points, must be completely removed before conducting boring work.

Fixing Bore Hole Numbers and Locations:

The properties of soil may very one location to adjacent location. So it is very crucial part to select the number of boring points depending the land size and shape. For very small sites like 2 katha to 3 katha land, at least 3 points soil tests are desirable. But for larger size of land, 1 point for every 1 katha land provides more accurate and relevant soil data from test results. Selection of bore hole locations also an important port. The building footprint and the uniform intensity of test points are considered as the vital issue for selection of wash boring locations.

Mobilization of Field Equipment:

The site mobilization includes the carrying of soil test equipment like drilling Rig, Casing Pipes, Drill Pipes, Soil Sampler , Auto Trip Hammer, Slurry Pump, Water Injector, Tripod, Vanilla Rope etc. The carrying of skilled labor and non-skilled labor are also part of site mobilization. Generally, the equipment and man power are carried through a 5 tons Pickup Van. Sometimes it is required stay the all manpower at site for many days. In this case temporary labor shed or Tabu in also considered as a part field mobilization.

Field SPT Collections:

Field SPT collections is the most important part in wash boring soil sampling method. In this process, wash boring is carried out at desired locations and SPT values are collected at each 5 feet depth up to desired SPT value. To collect the SPT value a soil sampler, named Split Spoon Sampler are attached with the drill pipe and placed at the desired level. An Auto Tripped Hammer of 63.5 kg in weight dropped repeatedly from the same fixed height of 30 inch until the sampler penetrate up to 6 inch is depth and the number of blows is recorded. This process continues to another two times to penetrate in total 18 inch depth and recorded the values separately.

Computation of SPT N Value:

Form the recorded SPT Values, the corrected SPT or SPT NValues are computed. Blows for first 6 inch penetration are treated as seating value and cannot be counted in calculation of SPT N Value. The rest 12 inch penetration blows are considered as the total SPT N Values. For very hard or rock type soils, 50 SPT N Vales are desirable. So, collection of SPT blows to be continued up to desirable depth where 50 SPT N Values are obtained.

Sample Collections:

In wash boring method, generally two types of samples are collected at different depth of a boring point. a) Disturbed Samples b) Undisturbed Samples. When the in-situ properties of soil samples are get disturbed is considered as disturbed soil samples and when these properties are remain same are called undisturbed samples. For collection of disturbed soil sample, Split Spoon Samplers are used. On the other hand undisturbed soil samples are collected using Piston Samplers.

Lab Test of Soil Samples:

The collected disturbed and undisturbed soil samples are transferred to soil test laboratory. The physical properties of soil samples are captured by an experienced Geotechnical Engineer. The mechanical properties are calculated by performing necessary lab test of all soil samples. The commonly used laboratory tests are Natural Moisture Content, Specific Gravity, Atterberg Limits, Soil Density, Grain Size Analysis, Hydrometer Test, Direct Shear Test, Unconfined Compression Test, Consolidation Test, Triaxial Shear Test etc.

Test Results & Report:

The Lab Test Results are further analyzed by expert Geotechnical and Foundation Engineers. Final test result data sheets and necessary graphical presentations are prepared. From the data sheets, soil bearing capacity and other properties are calculated using different Formulas. The most commonly and widely used Formula is TARZAGI BEARING CAPACITY FORMULA. The factor of safety for soil bearing capacity is considered as 3. After compiling these all data, a Soil Test Report is prepared and supplied to the client duty signed by RAJUK Enlisted Foundation Engineer.

Soil Test for Computing Bearing Capacity is the most important part of Designing of suitable, economical and safe foundations. Structural Engineers use these soil test report for further Foundation Design and other sub-structures. A Best Soil Testing Company in Dhaka, Bangladesh can make sure to Conduct the whole sophisticated process accurately.

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